Export Business of the Year 2016: Meet the finalists

An award to recognise the UK start-ups expanding into new markets, find out who's in the running for our Export accolade...

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eve Sleep

The manufacturer behind the “world’s most comfortable mattress”, eve Sleep has sold an impressive 34,000 mattresses to date across the UK, US, France and Germany. It recently announced a £13.9m funding round to help it expand to Switzerland, Italy, Poland, Austria and the Netherlands.

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Netduma is the creator of a router specially designed to combat lag and internet congestion – particularly useful for gaming and streaming content. The start-up sells to thousands of customers in 75 countries around the world.

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Primal Pantry

Founded by nutritionists, Primal Pantry has created “UK’s first” vegan paleo bars, with no grains, dairy, refined sugars or vegetable oils. The start-up is seizing on the paleo trend and plans to export throughout Europe.

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Rare Pink

An e-commerce platform, Rare Pink allows consumers to commission custom rings from a team of hand-selected global designers – with all diamonds ethically sourced and GIA certified. Last year, the start-up achieved seven-figure sales and shipped more than 600 products worldwide.

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Developer of the Wi-Fi-enabled iKettle and now the FridgeCam, Smarter is on a mission to create a fully-connected kitchen. The tech business has achieved multi-million revenues and sells its products in over 500 stores in the UK and 200 stores in Europe.

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Spacechips provides electronics design consultancy to satellite manufacturers, alongside training courses in space electronics, business strategy, and it also develops satellite products. Over 90% of the start-up’s business is outside the UK.

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